I’m Back

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I’ve been MIA for a little while, well almost 3 months and it was all because I’m PREGNANT!!!! Unlike most fitness chicks I wasn’t able to continue hitting the gym for the most of my 1st trimester. I was hit hard with nausea and fatigue and spent most of my days in bed. Luckily I tried to focus my efforts on eating healthy and not giving into my every craving.Β I was successful and only gained 5lbs in my first 14 weeks.Read More »

Surviving the Holidays

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Making it through the holidays without losing all the progress you’ve made through the past months can be difficult. We are surrounded by cookies, cakes, candy and all kinds of delicious treats from co-workers to family members. I won’t lie it is hard not to indulge in these tempting treats, so here is a few tips to help you make smart choices. Read More »

Just Breath

63c85e7e7f11e2a4982359bf551bd058Its been 4 weeks since my bikini competition and well I’ve lost control. I feel anxious and overwhelmed with where to go from here in my fitness goals. So, I finally sat down and accessed my current situation.

I want to continue to grow, get stronger and healthier. Forget about being a certain body fat percent or weigh a certain amount, which sounds easier said than done. For the longest time I’ve worked so hard to lose weight and have struggled. Not because I eat crappy food or because I cheat on my diet all the time, or from lack of effort. Its all thanks to an uncooperative thyroid and an autoimmune disease I didn’t know I had.Read More »

Sharing for Inspiration

IMG_4249Yesterday I decided to share my story on a Facebook Hashimotos support group. I was filled with joy from all the nice and encouraging comments from the ladies of this group. I wanted to share my story with them to encourage them not to give up on their battles with weight and fighting this disease in general. Little did I know that I would be shamed for ONLY losing 10lbs. I know for every 10 people who are positive on social media there are 5 who are complete assholes. But I brushed it off, because my journey has been hard and I have fought with every once of my body to get to where I am today. Read More »

The Struggle

07fa532dac913895debd1211c79bc254During my prep for my bikini competition, I swore I’d have a plan for after the competition to slowly get back to normal. I never actually realized how hard it was going to be to get back in the groove. After 4 months of low macros and 6-7 day works outs, all my brain wants to do is sleep and eat everything. Read More »

Competition Recap!

 

12294801_1008171922539617_5496091866832346113_nIts been almost 2 weeks since my first OCB bikini competition, and I’m finally back to my normal routine. Had a mini vacation for thanksgivingΒ  right after my show, so I hadn’t had time to sit down and write and reflect on my experience.

Saturday was the most exciting and nerve wracking day of my life thus far. Since my show was in Tucson, we had to drive down Friday night to check in and take my polygraph test.Read More »